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Porphyrias, Hepatic MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Porphyrias, Hepatic
Tree Number(s)
C06.552.830
C16.320.850.742
C17.800.827.742
C18.452.811.400
Unique ID
D017094
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D017094
Annotation
do not confuse with PORPHYRIA, ERYTHROHEPATIC
Scope Note
A group of metabolic diseases due to deficiency of one of a number of LIVER enzymes in the biosynthetic pathway of HEME. They are characterized by the accumulation and increased excretion of PORPHYRINS or its precursors. Clinical features include neurological symptoms (PORPHYRIA, ACUTE INTERMITTENT), cutaneous lesions due to photosensitivity (PORPHYRIA CUTANEA TARDA), or both (HEREDITARY COPROPORPHYRIA). Hepatic porphyrias can be hereditary or acquired as a result of toxicity to the hepatic tissues.
Entry Term(s)
Hepatic Porphyria
Porphyria, Hepatic
Previous Indexing
Porphyria (1966-1992)
Public MeSH Note
2005; see PORPHYRIA, HEPATIC 1993-2004
History Note
2005 (1993)
Date Established
1993/01/01
Date of Entry
1992/05/22
Revision Date
2015/06/05
Porphyrias, Hepatic Preferred
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